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John MacDonald

Corus SVPs John MacDonald, Susan Schaefer to exit

The Toronto-based media co also confirmed Amy Sutton’s departure and announced a number of structural changes.

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Maria Hale tapped to lead Global at Corus

The veteran TV exec takes the reins at the national net as the first major shakeup at the newly merged broadcaster takes place.


How HGTV set its ‘Home’ on a winning course

Corus executive John MacDonald on the engagement strategy that helped build a fan base for the series well ahead of its launch.

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Corus inks int’l deals for Buying the View, Masters of Flip

These latest sales are part Corus Entertainment’s ongoing strategy to grow its distribution presence globally. (Buying the View pictured.)

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Best of the Year: W Network

Playback‘s Channel of the Year is honing its audience strategy by focusing on its talent brands and original programming. (W’s Masters of Flip pictured.)

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Production underway on Good Human’s Cheer Stars

The series will air on ABC Spark in Canada and ABC Family in the U.S.

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Specialties @ 20: W Network

From Playback magazine: In the final story in our multi-part tribute to Canada’s key specialty channels, we look back on 20 years of W Network. (Hockey Wives pictured.)


W Network unveils fall sked

The Corus specialty channel is launching new seasons of homegrown series like Property Brothers (pictured) and Come Dine With Me Canada.


Corus, Telefilm partner on Family Feature Production Fund

The fund will contribute financing for up to two family features each year with production budgets of between $3.5 million and $5 million (Telefilm’s Carolle Brabant and Corus’ John MacDonald pictured).

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Corus Entertainment promotes Maria Hale

Former OWN exec John MacDonald also joins the newly-formed digital and TV team at the specialty and pay TV broadcaster (Hale pictured here).